Oh, the old daily routine. Get up, eat some food (for us breakfast eaters), wash up, head to work, work, work, work, come home, participate in any number of activities, eat dinner, try to relax, go to bed, get up to do it the next day.
Our lives our filled with the same old stuff. Day in, day out…
This isn’t a bad thing, but it can be. Routine is good. It helps us get better at what we do and gives us much needed structure to maintain sanity in our lives. However, it can also be bad.
Like a stagnant pond where no water flows routine can be.
In such a pond life is either starting to die or you will find an overabundance of pond scum that is more like a cancer than real life. A balanced ecosystem it is not.
This is why changing up the routine can be healthy. It helps bring new water in and pushes the old water out.
It re-energizers you.
It brings you new life.
For me and blogging, you guys know I am taking a mini break from it. As I said before, its not for lack of ideas or passion. It’s not so much a lack of willingness as it is a lack of energy.
You know what they say. Longing makes the heart grow fonder. And it has…
Being away from blogging for even this short time has made me want it more. I think that is the true test of dedication. You feel even stronger about it (whatever it is) upon your return.
This summer I am going to spend some significant time doing things completely out of routine. I am taking a short sabbatical from my job and even leaving my home for awhile. I’ll still working, but I’ll be doing something totally different.
I’ve done similar things before and I feel like those times and experiences have helped my life take leaps and bounds beyond what I could have imagined.
I know this period of time will be a big help to me and will help me grow even more and have an ever clearer picture of myself.
My recommendation to you is to go and try something completely different. Mix up the routine a bit. Do something a little crazy or unexpected.
The first thing that popped into my head was to reserve a spot for you and your significant other to go get cooking lessons. If you have never done it before just call up your local Whole Foods or specialty food store and see if they have classes going on. If they don’t they can probably help you find a place that is doing it. It’s a fun experience for one night, and it isn’t as expensive as you would think. And you get to learn something new.
That’s just one idea…
The whole point is that even if it is something small for a short amount of time changing up your routine can do wonders for you.
You will come back with a healthier attitude about life. And hopefully some of the energy that you gathered in doing something new will carry over into the things that are routine in your life and you will do those better as well.
Let me know your thoughts in the comment section. I’d love to hear your ideas!